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Government Accused of Obstructing Bo Xilai Defense

As Bo Xilai awaits criminal charges, family and friends have accused the Chinese government of setting obstacles in the path of any independent legal defense. From William Wan at The Washington Post: Bo’s immediate family has...

Inside the Walls of a Detention Center

NYU law professor Jerome Cohen argued last month at the South China Morning Post that “nothing more vividly illustrates” abuse of China’s criminal justice system “than the restrictions imposed on an...

Chen Guangcheng’s Brother Escapes Village

Chen Guangcheng’s older brother, Chen Guangfu, has also escaped their home village of Dongshigu and made his way to Beijing, where he met with his son’s would-be lawyers. Chen Kegui is in custody awaiting trial for...

‘Good Samaritan’ Case Gets New Ending

Adam Minter describes a dramatic twist in the tale of Peng Yu, whose prosecution for aiding an elderly woman became a potent symbol of modern China’s social decay and exerted a deep chilling effect over would-be Good...

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